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Tanzania United Republic

Tanzania is one of Africa’s top safari destinations. The wildlife viewing is out of this world and big cats are especially easy to see. All members of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) can be found in various Tanzanian parks and reserves, and all five are present in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Mount Kilimanjaro, is also found in Tanzania.

Republic of South Africa

South Africa is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Vast Kruger National Park has an abundance of animals and is one of the continent's iconic attractions. For outdoor adventure, the Blyde River Canyon is the third largest on the planet, and jagged peaks of the Drakensberg mountains punch into the sky. Cape Town hums with an urban beat, and is fringed by white sandy beaches.

There are 11 airlines that fly from Tanzania to South Africa. The most popular route is from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar City to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. On average this flight takes 7h 09m one way and costs $1,227 round-trip.

Road Trips Tanzania to South Africa:

There are buses traveling all the way from Tanzania to South Africa on a daily basis. It’s a long and fairly tiresome journey but very possible. Most of the time, the long distance buses are fairly comfortable and take into consideration the ardous journey.

You can rent a vehicle from Dar es salaam, and the best route is Dar  es salaam, Mbeya Lilongwe, Malawi; Tete, Mozambique; Harare, Zimbabwe, Beit Bridge, is an easy drive on tar all the way, but the borderposts will all be tiresome and slow. A 1000 km fuel range will obviate the need to buy fuel in Zimbabwe.

Self drive is possible but will be costly unless you a qualified mechanic who can take a chance buying an older 4 x 4 in DARESALAM knowing you would not be able to sell it in cape town as the steering wheel is on the wrong side and legally prohibited to be sold in the republic.

How to get to Melia Serengeti

WhatsApp: + 255 759 694 668 for a private Transfer between Tanzania and South Africa  

South Africa Travel Guide

South Africa is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Vast Kruger National Park has an abundance of animals and is one of the continent’s iconic attractions. For outdoor adventure, the Blyde River Canyon is the third largest on the planet, and jagged peaks of the Drakensberg mountains punch into the sky. Cape Town hums with an urban beat, and is fringed by white sandy beaches.

South Africa is a prime wildlife destination. All main safari animals are easily seen. Kruger National Park offers excellent general wildlife viewing, and the scenic KwaZulu-Natal parks are best to see rhino. In Sabi Sand, the main focus is on seeing the Big Five and it is famous for its habituated leopards.

South Africa has over 840 species listed. It has the highest number of endemic (occurring in South Africa only) and near-endemic (occurring in South Africa and it neighboring countries only) birds in Africa with more than 140 birds in this category. 

Most of these species are confined to South Africa’s unique biomes (large, naturally occurring communities of flora and fauna): grassland, fynbos and Karoo. The migratory birds are present from November to April.

The best time to visit South Africa for a wildlife safari is from May to September. During these winter months, the east of the country (where the main parks are located) experiences its Dry season. 

Wildlife is easier to spot during the Dry season because vegetation thins, and animals gather around waterholes and rivers. The ‘Kruger & Around’ sections below relate to the parks and reserves in Greater Kruger and in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.

Cape Town’s Dry and Wet seasons are opposite to those in Kruger. Therefore, the best time for visiting Cape Town and surrounds is during the dry summer months of November to March. The ‘Cape Town & Around’ sections below apply to the entire Western Cape and nearby parks.

The ‘Kruger & Around’ sections below relate to the parks and reserves in Greater Kruger and in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. These parks have a climate pattern similar to Kruger National Park. The winter months (May to September) receive little to no rainfall. Early mornings can be quite cold and afternoon temperatures pleasant. In summer (October to April) afternoon showers are common, humidity increases and it can get uncomfortably hot.

The ‘Cape Town & Around’ sections below apply to the entire Western Cape and nearby parks. Cape Town and surrounding areas receive most precipitation in winter (May to September). This is opposite to the rainfall pattern in most of the country, including Kruger. Summer (October to April) in Cape Town is warm and mostly dry. The Garden Route is an in-between area with moderate rainfall throughout the year. This coastal area, known for its scenic beauty and beaches, is best appreciated during the warm summer months (October to April). The nearby parks in the Eastern Cape are semi-arid and the humidity and rainfall stay low throughout the year.

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg is the air transport hub of southern Africa. Onward travel is mostly by car. 

Because of excellent roads and facilities in South Africa, some people choose the self-drive option. In most other cases, your local tour operator will arrange pick-up from the airport and further transportation as part of your tour package.

Other international airports are located in Cape Town and Durban, but few flights from Europe or America fly directly to either destination.

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